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Impact of perceived brand authenticity on consumer behavior: an evidence from generation Y in Asian perspective

Asif Ali Safeer (School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)
Yuanqiong He (School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)
Yuanyuan Lin (Finance and Economics College, Jimei University, Xiamen, China)
Muhammad Abrar (Lyallpur Business School, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Zubair Nawaz (School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)

International Journal of Emerging Markets

ISSN: 1746-8809

Article publication date: 10 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

In the modern era, brand authenticity is one of the most powerful positioning strategies for sustainable business growth. This study investigated the impacts of perceived brand authenticity dimensions (i.e., quality commitment, heritage, sincerity) on brand love to predict Generation Y's behavior from the Asian context.

Design/methodology/approach

This is new empirical research that tested the proposed hypotheses through PLS-SEM, as PLS is the most robust technique for predicting consumer behavior. Importantly, consumers (of Generation Y) from five Asian countries contributed to this study, and data collected from 427 Asian millennials on global brands.

Findings

The results analysis revealed that perceived brand authenticity dimensions significantly impacted brand love, which positively affected Asian millennials' behavioral outcomes (i.e., continuous purchase intention and price premium).

Research limitations/implications

This study investigated dimensions of perceived brand authenticity to predict Asian millennials' behavioral outcomes in a broader perspective. Future researchers may investigate a specific culture with a larger sample size to predict millennials behavior.

Practical implications

This study has several implications that guide the global managers of several service and manufacturing industries to develop various positioning and relationship strategies for global brands to target Asian markets effectively.

Originality/value

Using attribution theory, this is the first novel research study that empirically discussed the dimensions of perceived brand authenticity, brand love, and Asian millennials' behavior toward global brands.

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Acknowledgements

Funding: This research was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project No. 71772074).

Citation

Safeer, A.A., He, Y., Lin, Y., Abrar, M. and Nawaz, Z. (2021), "Impact of perceived brand authenticity on consumer behavior: an evidence from generation Y in Asian perspective", International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOEM-09-2020-1128

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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